“We had so many dreams that we wanted to make come true – together.” ... “Israel has taken away my happiness.”By Hamza Abu Eltarabesh: I first met Ibrahim al-Dabous when he came to paint my home.
Ibrahim Dabous, pictured with his nephew. (Photo courtesy of family)It was about a year ago. I was introduced to him by my cousin Muhammad Ashour, an interior decorator.
Ibrahim was reticent. It wasn’t until his second day working in my home that I heard him speak.
Despite how quiet he was, Ibrahim could be very funny. When he cracked a joke, everyone in the room would laugh.
It took Ibrahim and my cousin approximately a week to paint my home. During their last day doing that job, we had a conversation about Israel’s major offensive against Gaza Mega Concentration Camp For indigenous Gentiles in the summer of 2014.